CHEROKEE, Iowa – Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a four-session Women Marketing Grain course in Cherokee late this summer. Throughout the course, women will learn how to manage price risk using tools like forward, futures and options contracts, alternative marketing contracts and crop insurance.
“With unpredictable crop prices and tight margins, marketing can make the difference in the profitability of corn and soybean production,” said Mary Tuttle, Cherokee County Program Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach. “How well farmers get paid for a year’s worth of work can be wrapped up in just a few marketing decisions.”
Participants will work in a computer lab to access online decision tools and develop a marketing plan. The women will learn marketing strategies and how to stay on track for long term marketing success.
Sessions will be hosted from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20; Monday, Aug. 27; Tuesday, Sept. 4; and Monday, Sept. 10 at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Cherokee County office located at 209 Centennial Drive in Cherokee. A complimentary evening meal will be served prior to each session at 5:30 p.m.
At the end of the four sessions, participants will know more about: identifying crop prices and marketing costs; understanding price movements; utilizing a variety of crop marketing tools; and developing a crop marketing plan with price, time and financial goals in mind.
The registration fee for the four-session course is $75 with a registration deadline of Aug. 13. Online registration can be completed at www.aep.iastate.edu/womeninag or stop into the ISU Extension and Outreach – Cherokee County office to pick up a registration form.
Click the link for a brochure: Women Marketing Grain Cherokee Brochure
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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